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Why I stopped browsing TechRepublic 10 months ago

By esa_batm ·
I'm working on a book - wanted to get TechRepublic response on the following. Since I can't figure out how to contact them, and it turns out I still have an account, I'll just leave it here like a big pre-coprolite. Enjoy your self-righteous sputtering.

"If you see idiots on the net, just ignore them. I guarantee it's better for you than trying to respond to them. Want examples? Go to and look at the people posting on the Miscellaneous forum. Then go out and look at their comments on the other forums. I was on that site for technical info, but I let myself get drawn into clashes with these jackasses. Now I won't even browse the site because you can't avoid seeing the smug, insulting, titles these self-appointed experts place on their comments. One of the more prolific, going by his screen name, apparently thinks he's a major Australia media company, but he's really some poser in Canada - his main claim to fame is he has the most posts of anybody on TechRepublic. He even posted about how great it was to hit 10,000 and encouraged others to keep it up and they can hit 10,000 as well.

As we now know, around 40% of the people in the US alone are stupider than a mule, since you can get a mule's attention if you hit it over the head with a 2x4. If you project that out, then 40% of the people would be just as stupid on the other end of the political spectrum, so altogehter it's 80%. Yikes!!! What's really scary is that it holds true to the 80/20 rule. Now I admit that the US average is probably higher than the world overall, but it's a pretty good indicator of how many stupid people are out there ready to expose you to their specialty. Just avoid them and their negativity and you'll be a lot happier."

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Wow, you're really a bit bitter aren't you? Maybe jealous, too?

by vanessaj In reply to Why I stopped browsing Te ...

AND I'm guessing "single"!

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Well, if he isn't presently single, ...

by deepsand In reply to Wow, you're really a bit ...

I suspect that he will be shortly.

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Not that there aren't some real gems and jewels out there...

by vanessaj In reply to Well, if he isn't present ...

that are single - but my guess, just off the cuff mind you, is that this one isn't one of them

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Fool's Gold, at best.

by deepsand In reply to Not that there aren't som ...

But, there people who do collect that.

And, you've no doubt observed that there's many a pairing of fools to be found. Whenever I see such a couple, I give thanks that they saved the world from 2 more bad relationships.

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Ummm..I don't understand

by maecuff In reply to Why I stopped browsing Te ...

Could someone explain this to me? I'd hit myself in the head with a board, but I don't have one handy..

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Not worth it

by Tig2 In reply to Ummm..I don't understand

All you'd get is a raging headache. And this guy wouldn't suddenly begin to make sense.

I have to wonder about people who think that it is incumbent on them to announce all of the very excellent reasons they are leaving the board before doing so. Do they really believe that anyone will be changed forever by their glorious insight?

Some people just make me shake my head.

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Maybe if we call Neil

by jdclyde In reply to Ummm..I don't understand

as it sounds like we have found the missing link in the evolutionary stage!


What better Christmas present could you come up with for Neil than proof of evolution, so they can clip off the "Theory of" part!

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Where have you been?

by maecuff In reply to Maybe if we call Neil
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by jdclyde In reply to Where have you been?

I am on vacation, remember?

I have been coming in to TR daily, but haven't seen much of anything going on so join in on.

Of course I will be told it is just me not using the menus correctly...... :0

Back to cleaning the house..... (some vacation, huh?) At least all this time off is helping me catch back up on the house work so it will be ready for Christmas. So we can have a nice Christmas, and then send the boys off to the hoe hoe hoe's house. ]:)

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A little enjoyable self-righteous sputtering

by DMambo In reply to Why I stopped browsing Te ...

Buddy, you have hit me at the wrong time. This is the Christmas season and I have my hackles up. Why don't you take your whine-fest somewhere else where there are more like your type. Perhaps there are forums at www. or www.

If we're lucky, there is no place on God's green earth where there are more like your type, you tripe-eating, bottom-sucking, center-of-all-that-is-useless pantywaist.

Please, do us a favor, just ignore us and our negativity and you'll be a lot happier.

Oh, and have a luckin' fovely holiday season!

(Apologies for the rant. This whole Christmas thing has me all tense. I hope I didn't say anything to offend you. Give TR a chance. You'll find some wonderful folks here.)

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